Public Holidays in Sweden in 2018

Sweden Upcoming Holidays in Sweden

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2018 This National holiday is in 6 days. Marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth ...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This National holiday is in 7 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Second Day of Christmas
Second Day of Christmas

26 December 2018 This National holiday is in 8 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Sweden List of national public holidays of Sweden in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Saturday January 06 Epiphany 13th Day of Christmas
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday April 30 Walpurgis Night End of the administrative year in the middle ages
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Thursday May 10 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Friday May 11 The Friday after Ascension Day May be given by some employers
Sunday May 20 Pentecost Sunday Fifty days after Easter
Sunday May 27 Mother's Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Wednesday June 06 National Day Sveriges nationaldag
Friday June 22 Midsummer Eve Midsommarafton
Saturday June 23 Midsummer Day Midsommardagen
Saturday November 03 All Saints Day Saturday between October 31 and November 6
Sunday November 11 Father's Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Monday December 24 Christmas Eve Julafton
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Juldagen
Wednesday December 26 Second Day of Christmas Andra juldagen. Celebrated on 26th December
Monday December 31 New Year's Eve


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example)
  • Ascension is officially only one day ( Thursday), but often the Friday is taken or given as an additional Day.
  • Public holidays may be referred to as 'Red Days' (röd dag) as when they are shown in calendars, they are often printed in red ink.

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